this game is, in essence, an old school style game that takes much of its gameplay from an older viddeo game called gauntlet. The object of the game is to defeat the villian (played by one of the players) by eliminating as many spawn points that monsters come from before the villian player can release his boss who is, in the starter, a dragon named starfire. there are also two mini bosses who are very cool as well! My experience with this game is highly enjoyable and i recomend this one to anyone who likes to have fun! assembly was easy except of course the dragon. i had fun painting them too! In closing... if you enjoy old style games and like the thought of customizing paint jobs on your game peices (i made my hexcast sorcerress have a candyland style look!) then PLEASE buy this game! BTW Miniature market has it at the best price ive seen it usually costs $100 new from other sites.